SCL Health Medical Group - Lutheran Neurosurgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Techniques

Minimally Invasive Spine (MIS) surgery is the most advanced and minimally invasive spinal procedure we offer. MIS techniques can be employed for simple decompression procedures as well as more complex spinal fusion procedures as well as resection of spinal tumors.

MIS surgery is different from open spine surgery for many reasons. Literature suggests that MIS spine surgery can be quicker, safer and may offer a faster recovery time. Because of the smaller incision, MIS surgery reduces trauma to the muscles and soft tissues. Patients may benefit from:

  • Smaller scars
  • Reduced risk of muscle damage
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Reduced pain
  • Quicker recovery from surgery
  • Shorter length of stay in the hospital.
  • Reduced postoperative pain (pain from surgery)

Most spinal conditions can be treated via the minimally invasive approach, such as:

  • Spinal decompression (cervical, thoracic, lumbar)
  • Spinal fusion
  • pinal tumor resections

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